July 22, 2020
Covid-19 updates in South Africa (articles from The Conversation)

Read the full article from The Conversation on "How COVID-19 threatens efforts to contain HIV/AIDS in South Africa"

From the article: 

It is still too early to say much about the medical effect of HIV on patients with COVID-19 or vice versa. But some of the social and economic aspects of the relationship between the two pandemics are becoming clearer. These were highlighted at the 23rd International AIDS Conference, held virtually in mid-July 2020.

Read the article from The Conversation on "COVID-19 promotes innovative HIV service delivery in Cape Town"

From the article: 

Crises often present opportunities for innovation. Here we share some thoughts from the Western Cape – the province hit earliest and hardest by the pandemic – which may be of interest for similar settings elsewhere. Taken together these innovations present opportunities for both patients and providers. They also present challenges that must be identified, mitigated and overcome if we hope to turn quick fixes into sustainable transformative changes.

Read the article from The Conversation on "COVID-19 vaccine trial in South Africa: everything you need to know"

From the article: 

The study that we embarked on in South Africa is for a vaccine that was developed by the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford. It’s what is known as a non-replicating vector base COVID-19 vaccine.

Listen to the podcast from The Conversation - "Pasha 71: COVID-19 vaccine trial in South Africa explained"

Highlights: 

In this episode of Pasha, Shabir Madhi, professor of vaccinology and Director of the MRC Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, answers these questions and explains the benefits of the trial.

References:

Padayatchi, N. Naidoo, K. 2020. "How COVID-19 threatens efforts to contain HIV/AIDS in South Africa". The Conversation.

Euvrard, J. Davies, MA. 2020. "COVID-19 promotes innovative HIV service delivery in Cape Town". The Conversation.

Madhi, S. 2020. "COVID-19 vaccine trial in South Africa: everything you need to know". The Conversation.

Patel, O. 2020. "Pasha 71: COVID-19 vaccine trial in South Africa explained". The Conversation.